Definition of indigenousness in US English:

indigenousness

noun

  • See indigenous

    • ‘This key issue may soon demand as much anthropological discussion, research and problematising as indigenousness and the colour bar have in the past.’
    • ‘It's really a movement to revive the indigenousness and the thinking of indigenous Papua New Guineans in the whole process of development.’
    • ‘The project also becomes as much about feminist concerns as about indigenousness and political issues.’
    • ‘For example, some museum curators are expected to address criteria such as national identity and indigenousness.’
    • ‘Yet indigenousness has acquired a moral aura, not only among those claiming such status, but among observers and scholars as well.’